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New Day
     

A New Day

by Luciano
 
The smooth roots crooner Luciano returns with a set of 16 new songs that continue his sunny commitment to conscious rhythms and uplifting reggae. Produced by saxophonist Dean Fraser, A New Day doesn't really mark much of a shift for this solid singer, whose soulful way with a tune stands in marked contrast to most of his contemporary R&B-obsessed peers. Tight

Overview

The smooth roots crooner Luciano returns with a set of 16 new songs that continue his sunny commitment to conscious rhythms and uplifting reggae. Produced by saxophonist Dean Fraser, A New Day doesn't really mark much of a shift for this solid singer, whose soulful way with a tune stands in marked contrast to most of his contemporary R&B-obsessed peers. Tight backing harmonies from Sherida Sharpe, Althea Lane Hamilton, and Conradine Campbell lend a vintage flavor to the productions, but the digital drums and dancehall effects keep A New Day feeling up to date. Outstanding tracks include a cover of Marvin Gaye's "God Is My Friend" and the stripped-down rap "Hardcore" (destined for a killer club remix), while the inspirational title track is easily one of Luciano's most compelling vocal performances. Longtime fans will continue to draw strength from Luciano's faith and moving pronouncements -- and newcomers will find his latest a fine introduction to this reggae star.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
It's rare to find a reggae singer these days who is able to draw audiences equally from the dancehall and roots crowds, but that's exactly what Luciano does, attracting fans of modern reggae with the up-to-the-minute grooves provided by his great Firehouse Crew band (and, on his latest album, the legendary drum'n'bass duo of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare) while simultaneously keeping the loyalty of the roots-and-culture crowd with the heartfelt spirituality of his lyrics. On A New Day, he opens with a long, hypnotic exercise in nyabinghi hymnody, the gently stirring repatriation anthem "No Night in Zion," then proceeds to deliver 16 more songs of spiritual uplift, all of them powered by soft-textured but deep and weighty roots rhythms. Particular highlights include the plaintive "Is There a Place?" and the soulful, horn-driven "Only a Fool." Even the spare and dubwise "Hardcore," which at first sounds like just another dancehall boast, turns out to be a declaration of religious faithfulness. Very impressive.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2001
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645161725
catalogNumber:
1617

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Performance Credits

Luciano   Primary Artist,Harmony
Pam Hall   Harmony
Dalton Browne   Guitar
Glen Browne   Bass
Donald Dennis   Bass
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Dean Fraser   Horn
Tony Gold   Harmony
Harry T.   Bass
Bongo Herman   Drums
Robert Lyn   Keyboards
David Madden   Horn
Freddie McGregor   Bass
Scully   Drums
Noel Browne   Keyboards
Steven "Lenky" Marsden   Keyboards
Bo Pee   Guitar
Tan Tan   Horn
Ernie Wilks   Guitar
Sharpe Sherida   Harmony
Brian Gold   Harmony
George "Dusty" Miller   Drums
Conradine Campbell   Harmony

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
Dean Fraser   Producer
Anna Gordy Gaye   Composer
Robbie Shakespeare   Composer,Writer
Joel Chin   Executive Producer
Jepher McClymont   Composer
Elgie Stover   Composer
James Nyx   Composer
Chris Chin   Executive Producer
Copyright Control   Composer

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